Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beyond the Museum- 110 Exciting Field Trips for Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers can turn anything into a field trip.  Trips to the dentist- learning opportunity.  Vacation- what's around there that we can count for school?  Simple grocery store run- not anymore.

I belong to several homeschool groups on FB.   Over and over, the question of field trip ideas comes up.  This post was inspired by those questions and many of those ideas (as well as many from my head and some from Pinterest).  We all know that we could find another museum, but if you need some fresh destinations, check out this list of one-hundred-and-ten ideas.


                    [1] behind the scenes at the Grocery Store

                    [2] Park/Playground

                    [3] identify the Rhopalocera at the Butterfly Garden

                    [4] behind the scenes at the Library

                    [5] Flower Garden/Greenhouse

                    [6] Pet Store

                    [7] identify habitats, classifications of animals, and more at the Zoo

                    [8] behind the scenes at the Newspaper Office

                    [9] Battlefield

                    [10] see what you can find at the Lake/River/Creek/Pond




Monday, July 17, 2017

Go Back to School with Instant Ink

We recently got an Instant Ink compatible printer for our homeschooling.  I had been putting off buying ink on our old printer for several months, not wanting to put out the money to purchase new cartridges.  Then, I heard about a great deal on a new HP printer.  For the price of two cartridges for the old printer, I bought a brand new wireless printer with 10 months of free ink!  I've wanted a wireless printer for a long time, so it's even more perfect.

The printer is part of HP's Instant Ink program, a subscription service where ink is automatically sent before you need it (amazing!).  When you sign up for the program, you chose how many pages of printing you think you'll use a month- 30, 100, or 300.  Every month, your printing allowance starts over.  When the cartridge gets low, HP automatically sends you new ink.
                                                         Never run out of ink again!


Advantages


- Big, Big Savings!
        check out the list on the right

- The Ink Gets Sent Before You Need It
        never run out again!

- Wireless Printing
          anywhere in the house or from your phone


- Suspend or Cancel At Any Time
         no penalties (possible bonuses for returning)


Disadvantages

- Pay Every Month
        whether you use it or not

- Limited "free" pages
        must pay for additional pages

- must have wireless internet
         printer doesn't come with a USB



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Book for Every State in the Union!


It's Independence Day in the USA, which is a great time to focus on all things American.  I love the Discover America State by State book series, so I thought I would link all of them for my Fourth of July blog post.  We own "A is for America" and "P is for Potatoes," but I'd love to own the NE, MD, WA, and OR ones as well since we have family living in those states.  Actually, who am I kidding?  I'd love to own them all!









































































































We have also enjoyed "B is for Bangladesh" from the World Alphabets series (but that's a whole different list for another day).





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